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Dr. Alok Ranjan Behera

Alok Ranjan Behera Name : Dr.   Alok Ranjan Behera
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone No. : +91-9439196280
E-mail ID : arbehera(at)utkaluniversity(dot)an(dot)in, alokranjan78(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Financial Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Development Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Banking and Finance
  • Macro Economics, International Finance, International Economics, Financial Institutions and Market
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Gayatri Satpathy 2019 Determinants of Purchasing Life Insurance Product by Rural Households: A Study in Balesore District.
      2 Sanghamitra Mishra 2018 Trend and composition of capital outlay and economic growth: Evidence from Indian states
      3 Susama Sui 2018 Impact of Tribal Sub-Plan on Tribal Community: A Study on Koraput Block, Odisha
      4 Bijaya Kumar Mallick 2017 Existing Agricultural Practices of Kandha Tribe: A Study in Daringbadi Block of Kandhamal District, Odisha
      5 Chinmayee Sahoo 2017 Demand and Supply side Perspective of MSMEs Financing: A Case Study in Bhubaneswar City, Odisha
      6 Banamali Dalei 2016 Financial Inclusion Odisha: An inter district Analysis
      7 Rasmita Nayak 2015 Financing Higher Education Through Bank Loan: A case Study in Khurda District
      8 Pradumna Kumar Pradhan 2015 Implementation of Right to Education Act in Odisha: A study of Bhagabatipur village in Khurda District
      9 Debabratta Sahoo 2014 Factors Affecting the Success and Failure of Micro Enterprises in Rural Odisha: A Case Study in Chilika Block
      10 Ankita Panda 2014 Factors Determining Residential Water Demand in Western Odisha: A Case Study in Sambalpur City
      11 Sanjita Manjari Sahoo 2013 Constraint Faced by the Students and Impact of Mid-Day Meal in Elementary Education: A Study of Dahapania Village in Tihidi Block
      12 Subhranshu Sekhar Sahoo 2013 Nature and impact of Migration in rural Odisha: A Study in Boudha District
      13 Sradha Agrawal 2012 Assessing Financial Inclusion in Rural Odisha: A Case Study in Paikabasa Village of Samakhuntha Block, Mayurbhanja District
      14 Prakash Kumar Sahoo 2012 Nature Composition of Non-Farm Employment in Rural Odisha
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Siba Narayana Mishra 2018 ` 02 A & A Economics 2018-19 An Analysis Of Efficiency And Profitability Of Paddy Production: Empirical Evidence From Odisha
      2 Banamali Dalei 2017 ` 03 A & A Economics, 2017-18 Access and Utilization of Institutional Credit for Agricultural in Odisha: An Empirical Analysis
      3 M. D. Imran 2017 ` 02 Women’s Studies, 2017-18 Prof. Mitali Chinara Determinants of Dropout Among Muslim Girls in Secondary Education: A Study in Rural Odisha
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
    2. National Publications:
      1 ‘Sustainable Development through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises:An Economic Analysis’ (co-authored with Prakash Kumar Sahoo) is published in the “Pratibimba”, 2015, 15 (02):
      2 ‘Impact of training programmes on sustainable entrepreneurship: A study’ is published in the “Vision”, 2013, 33(4):
      3 ‘Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: An Engine of Economic Growth’ (co-authored with Prakash Kumar Sahoo & Biswajit Mohanty) is published in the “The Utkal Business Review”, 2014, 27(01)
      4 ‘Impact of SHGs programme in rural Households: A Micro Level Study in Odisha’ is published in the “The Micro Finance Review, Journal of the Center for Micro Finance Research” 2015 7(01):
      5 ‘Determinants of Migration in Odisha: An Empirical analysis’ (co-authored with Subhrunshu Kumar Sahoo) is published in the “Personnel Focus; A journal of NIPM”, 2015, 11(2):
      6 ‘An Economic Analysis of Rural Electrification in Odisha’ (co-authored with Prakash Kumar Sahoo) is published in the “Orissa Economic Journal”, 2015, 47(01):
      7 “Lending Practices for Micro finance through SHGs in Orissa: Critical Analysis for Value Addition”, is published in the “Orissa Review” 2010, 32(06): 29-35.
      8 “Access and use of formal credit by Rural women: A Study in Odisha” is published in the “AVI Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies”, A Peer Review International Journal, 2012, 01(02):93-105.
      9 “Financial Inclusion through SHGs in Rural Odisha: A Study” is published in the The “Orissa Journal of Commerce” 2012, 33 (1&2):142-149.
      10 “Challenges in Human Development: A study in Odisha” is published in the “International Journal of Arts Commerce and Literature” 2013,01(00): 264-270.
      11 “Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Perspective Of SHGs in Rural Odisha” is published in the “Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management” 2013, 2(02): 13-23.
      12 “Self-Help Groups and Bank Linkage-An Observation”, is published in the Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics & Management, 2013, 03(07):
      13 “Does Institutional Credit drive Agricultural Growth: Evidence from Odisha” International Journal of Applied Social Vol. 6(2) ISSN No: 2394-1405 Pp: 268-273 Feb, 2019. 2018-19
      14 Status and Problems of Tribal Education in Odisha: Government Initiatives’ Journal of Economic & Social Development Vol. XIV No. 1 ISSN No: 0973-886X Pp: 68-78 July- Dec, 2018. 2018-19
      15 ‘Educational Access for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups: A Case Study from Odisha’ Indian Economic Journal Special Issue, SAGE Publications India Pvt. Ltd and IEA, Pp: 90-97 Dec, 2017. 2017-18
      16 ‘Financial Inclusion in Odisha: An Inter District Analysis’ International Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences, Published by Uttar Pradesh Commerce Association, Pp: 47-53 July- Dec, 2017. 2017-18
      17 Capital Outlay and Economic Growth in Indian States: An Emperical Study’ The IUP Journal of Applied Economics Vol. XVI No: 02. ISSN 09726861, Pp: 39-57 April, 2017. 2017-18
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



    1. Presented/Published in proceedings
      1
      • Organized a national conference on “Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth in India” in the capacity of organizing secretary during 20-22 Oct, 2012 at P. G. department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University.
      • Organised a one day workshop on “the data dissemination on Census 2011”, in P. G Department of Analytical and Applied economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, on 24th February, 2016.
  1. Edited Books :
    1 Edited Book: ‘Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poor’ (co-authored with Mishra Padmaja & Himanshu Sekher Rout) is published in the “New Century Publications” 2014.
    2 Chapter in Edited Book: ‘Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance’ (co-authored with Mr. Prakash Kumar Sahoo) is published in the book entitled “Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poor” edited by Prof. Padmaja Mishra, Dr. Alok Ranjan Behera and Dr. Himanshu Sekher Rout, New Century Publications, New Delhi, Pp. 44â??54.
    3 Chapter in Edited Book: ‘Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poverty’ (co-authored with Padmaja Mishra and Himanshu Sekher Rout) is published in the book entitled “Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poor” edited by Prof. Padmaja Mishra, Dr. Alok Ranjan Behera and Dr. Himanshu Sekher Rout, New Century Publications, New Delhi, 2014, Pp. 1-11.
    4 Chapter in Edited Book: ‘Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance in Odisha: A Review’ (co-authored with Mr. Prakash Kumar Sahoo) is published in the book entitled “Communities and social Development in India” edited by Dr. Rabindra Kumar Garada, Avon Publication, New Delhi, 2015, Pp. 140â??154.
    5 ‘Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poor’. Edited Volume. New Century Publications, New Delhi. ISBN- 978-81-7708367-5.
    6 ‘Implication of Micro Finance Through Self Help Groups in Rural Odisha’ Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-613-9-86662-5
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 ‘Financing MSMEs Rief with Problems – A Demand Side Analysis’ (eds) Prof. A. K. Mishra, Prof. V. Arunachalam & Prof. D. Patnaik,Current Issues in the Economy and Finance of India; Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-99554-0, 2015 Pp. 171–186.
    2 ‘Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance in Odisha: A Review’ (eds) Rabindra Kumar Garada, Communities and social Development in India; Avon Publication, New Delhi, ISBN 9789381839706, 2015 Pp. 140–154
    3 Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poverty’ (eds) Padmaja Mishra, Alok Ranjan Behera and Himanshu Sekher Rout, New Century Publications, New Delhi, Pp. 1-11
    4 ‘Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance’ (eds) Padmaja Mishra, Alok Ranjan Behera and Himanshu Sekher Rout, New Century Publications, New Delhi, Pp. 44–54
  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
    1 Presented the paper on ‘‘Evidence of Wagner’s Law from Indian States” organised by Indian Economic association on 27 - 29 Dec, 2018.
    2 Twenty One Days Summer School on “Contextualising Social Sciences in the Current Knowledge Ecosystem” Organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Utkal University during 8-28June, 2018.
    3 Presented the paper on ‘‘Educational Access for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups: A Case Study from Odisha”, organised by Indian Economic association on 27 - 30 Dec, 2017.
    4 Ten Days Capacity Building Programme on “Social Science Research and Development of Quality Research Proposal” Organized by Utkal University & ICSSR, New Delhi on 1st to 11st May, 2017.
    5 Presented the paper on ‘MSMEs: The Engine of Odisha Economy’ in National Conference on “MSMEs: The Engine of Indian Economy”, organised by Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar on 27th & 28th January, 2017.
    6 One Week Workshop on “Econometric Applications in Social Sciences” Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Indian Econometric Society (TIES) & The Centre for the study of Social exclusion and Inclusion Policy (CSSEIP) Utkal University on 15th to 21st December, 2016.
    7 two Days UGC Sponsored Skill Development Workshop on “Mining of Open Macro Data Analysis using SPSS” Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University on 21st & 22nd November, 2016.
    8 Presented the paper on ‘Adaptation Strategies to climate change and poverty reduction: A case study of Odisha’ in national workshop on Building Climate Resilience and Mainstreaming DRR in the state of Odisha, organised by Climate Action Network South Asia & P. G Deptt. Of Geography, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, on 23rd & 24th April, 2016.
    9 Presented the paper on ‘Educational Development across Social Groups in Odisha’ in the data dissemination workshop on Census 2011, P. G Department of Analytical and Applied economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, on 24th February, 2016.
    10 Three Week training programme on “Quantitative Research in Education” organized by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, August 03-21, 2015.
    11 workshop on “How to write a Publishable Manuscript in Refereed Journal” by International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar on 21st October, 2012.
    12 Faculty Development Programme organized by UGC Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar from 30th January to 7th Feb 2012.
    13 Workshop on “Research Writing and Publications” organized by Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad collaboration with Economic Political Weekly, Jan 1-7, 2011.
    14 Presented the paper on “Self-Help Groups: Is it the Real Innovation for the growth of Cottage Industry in rural Orissa!” in Orissa Commerce Association meet at Revenshaw University, Cuttack, November 2009.
  2. Seminars:
    1
    • Training programme on “Research in Social Science” organized by Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi and sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science research, New Delhi, March 24-29, 2014.
    • Summer Refresher Course on “Social Sciences: Issues & Challenges for 21st Century” organized by Academic Staff College, Utkal University, 25th June to 15th July 2012.
    • Faculty Development Programme organized by Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar from Jan 30 to 7th Feb 2012.
    • workshop on “How to write a Publishable Manuscript in Refereed Journal” by International Management Insitute, Bhubaneswar on 21st October, 2012.
    • workshop on “Research Writing and Publiction” organized by Academic Staff College, University of Hydrabad, Hydrabad collaboration with Economic Political Weekly, Jan 1-7, 2011.
    • Orientation programme on “Value in Eduction” organized by Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, December 2010.
    • National Seminar on “Stagnation in India: Causes and Way Ahead” organized by
    • G. Deptt. of A & A Economics, Utkal Uinversity on 20th Nov, 2010.
    • National seminar on “Natural Resources and Economic Development”, in Dept. of
    • A & A Economics, Utkal University, August 2005.

    • National Seminar on “Developing Health Accounts for Selected Indian States Projects” from 28th Dec 2006 to 30th Dec 2006.
    • National Seminar on “Orissa’s Economic Development Experiences and Expectations” from 29th & 30th Aug 2008.
    • Workshop on “Business Research Methodology” Organized by ICFAI Staff Training College, Kolkota.

    Research Paper presented in Conferences / Seminars / Workshops:

    1. Presented the paper on “Inclusive Growth through SSA in a tribal village under Bhubaneswar Block” in national Seminar on ‘Planning, Inclusive Growth and Human Development’ Organized by Kendrapara (Auto) college, Kendrapara on 11th & 12th September, 2016.
    2. Presented the paper on ‘Adaptation Strategies to climate change and poverty reduction: A case study of Odisha’ in national workshop on Building Climate Resilience and Mainstreaming DRR in the state of Odisha, organised by Climate Action Network South Asia & P. G Deptt. Of Geography, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, on 23rd & 24th April, 2016.
    3. Presented the paper on “Inclusive Growth through SSA in a tribal village under Bhubaneswar Block” in national Seminar on ‘Planning, Inclusive Growth and Human Development’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Economics, Gangadhar Meher University on 11th & 12th March, 2016.
    4. Presented the paper on ‘Educational Development across Social Groups in Odisha’ in the data dissemination workshop on Census 2011, P. G Department of Analytical and Applied economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, on 24th February, 2016.
    5. ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in India: A Study on Stakeholder’s Perception’ in International seminar Organized by All India Commerce Association, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, during on 27th - 29th December, 2014.
    6. Presented the paper on “Micro Small & Medium Enterprises: An Engine of Economic Growth” in national Seminar on ‘Industrialisation and Economic Reforms in India’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University on 22nd  & 23rd  Aug, 2014.
    7. Presented the paper on “FDI in Retail Sector: Issues in India” in national Seminar on ‘FDI in Retail: Issues, Challenges and Implications’ Organized by Deptt. Of Commerce, V. N (Auto) College, Jajpur on 15th   & 16th Sep 2013.
    8. Presented the paper on “Effectiveness of SHGs programme in Rural Odisha: A study” in International Seminar on ‘Rural Development in India: Issues, Progress and programme Effectiveness’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Commerce, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar, 26th   & 27th April 2013.
    9. Presented the paper on “Innovations in Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A never ended journey” in International Seminar on ‘Innovation and competitive strategies for sustainable entrepreneurship’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 23rd & 24th Feb 2013.
    10. Presented the paper on “Regulatory Framework of Insurance Sector in India” in International Seminar on ‘Indian Insurance Industry: Sustainability in Area of Globalization’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 24th & 25th Jan 2013.
    11. Presented the paper on “Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance in Odisha” in National Seminar on ‘Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth in India’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 17th & 18th October 2012.
    12. Presented the paper on “Inclusive Growth in Odisha: Problems and Prospects” in National Seminar on ‘Inclusive Growth: Problems and Prospects’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Economics and Commerce, Manbhum Mahavidyalaya, Manbazar, Purulia, W.B, 29th  & 30th Sep 2012.
    13. Presented the paper on “HR Issues in SMEs: A study in Rural Odisha” in National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Issues in HRM’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of PM&IR, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 12th & 13th May 2012.
    1. Presented the paper on “Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A perspective of SHGs in Rural Odisha” in International Seminar on “Development of Entrepreneurship in MSME: A way forward to sustainability” from 6th & 7th March 2012, P.G. Dept. of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
    2. Presented the paper on “Self-Help Groups: Is it the Real Innovation for the growth of Cottage Industry in rural Orissa!”  in Orissa Commerce Association meet at Revenshaw University, Cuttack, November 2009.
    2 Presented the paper on ‘Sustainable Development through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: In Post Reform Era’ in national Seminar on “Technology, Innovation & Knowledge Economy Challenges & Prospects”, organised by Deptt. Of Economics, Kendrapara Autonomous College, Kendrapara, on 28th & 29th August, 2016.
    3 Presented the paper on “Inclusive Growth through SSA in a tribal village under Bhubaneswar Block” in national Seminar on ‘Planning, Inclusive Growth and Human Development’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Economics, Gangadhar Meher University on 11th & 12th March, 2016.
    4 Presented the paper on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility in India: A Study on Stakeholder’s Perception’ in International seminar Organized by All India Commerce Association, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, during on 27th - 29th December, 2014
    5 Presented the paper on “Micro Small & Medium Enterprises: An Engine of Economic Growth” in national Seminar on ‘Industrialisation and Economic Reforms in India’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University on 22nd & 23rd Aug, 2014.
    6 Presented the paper on “FDI in Retail Sector: Issues in India” in national Seminar on ‘FDI in Retail: Issues, Challenges and Implications’ Organized by Deptt. Of Commerce, V. N (Auto) College, Jajpur on 15th & 16th Sep 2013.
    7 Presented the paper on “Effectiveness of SHGs programme in Rural Odisha: A study” in International Seminar on ‘Rural Development in India: Issues, Progress and programme Effectiveness’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Commerce, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Itanagar, 26th & 27th April 2013.
    8 Presented the paper on “Innovations in Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A never ended journey” in International Seminar on ‘Innovation and competitive strategies for sustainable entrepreneurship’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar 23rd & 24th Feb 2013.
    9 Presented the paper on “Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance in Odisha” in National Seminar on ‘Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth in India’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 17th & 18th October 2012.
    10 Presented the paper on “Inclusive Growth in Odisha: Problems and Prospects” in National Seminar on ‘Inclusive Growth: Problems and Prospects’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of Economics and Commerce, Manbhum Mahavidyalaya, Manbazar, Purulia, W.B, 29th & 30th Sep 2012.
    11 Presented the paper on “HR Issues in SMEs: A study in Rural Odisha” in National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Issues in HRM’ Organized by P. G. Deptt. Of PM&IR, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 12th & 13th May 2012.
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  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 • Deputy coordinator; RUSA 2.0, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. • Co-coordinator in Centre of Excellence in Human Capital Development, Utkal University. • Member, Subject Research Committee (SRC) in A Gender Studies, Dept. of Gender Studies, Ramadevi Womens University, Bhu baneswar. • Secretary, Teacher Council, Department of Analytical & Applied Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar since June 2018. • Member Board of Studies in Economics; Salepur Autonomous College, Salepur, Cuttack. • Member, Subject Research Committee (SRC) in A & A Economics, Dept. of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. • Nodal Officer, Utkal University for All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), since October, 2014. • Member Board of Studies in Economics; S. V. M Autonomous College, Jagatsinghpur. • Member Board of Studies in Economics; Ramadevi Women’s University, Bhubaneswarb(Since 2016-17). • Vice-President, P. G. Atheletic Club, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, from June 2011 to May2014. • Tabulator, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, since May 2010. • Asst. Superitendent, Gopabandhu Chharabassa, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, May 2010 – March, 2016. • Residence Committee member of P.G. Hostels, Utkal University since, May 2010 -March, 2016. • Academic Co-ordinator in ICFAI National College, Cuttack from July2008 to April 2009. • Examination Co-ordinator in ICFAI National College, Cuttack from Dec2007 to July 2008.
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary: